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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The web space hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k site hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you growing nonplussed? We categorically are!

Problem Number 2: The very same email folder setup

The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Predicament No.3: An absolute lack of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to point out the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Drawback No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)

How about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the eager clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...